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'''Ethan Allen''' (Allen's date of birth is made confusing by calendrical differences caused by the conversion between the Julian calendar|Julian and Gregorian calendars. The first change offsets the date by 11 days. The second is that, at the time of Allen's birth, the New Year began on March 25. As a result, while his birth is officially recorded as happening on January 10, 1737, conversions due to these changes make the date in the modern calendar January 21, 1738. Adjusting for the movement of the New Year to January changes the year to 1738; adjusting for the Gregorian calendar changes the date from January 10 to 21. See #Jellison|Jellison, p. 2 and #Hall|Hall (1895), p. 5. – February 12, 1789) was a farmer, businessman, land speculator, philosopher, writer, lay theologian, and American Revolutionary War Patriot (American Revolution)|patriot, hero, and politician. He is best known as one of the founders...
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